Memory Care Center

Memory Care CenterMany long-term care facilities offer specialized memory care options for seniors afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The following articles will help you determine whether memory care is right for your loved one and offer tips on choosing the best care facility for their needs.

Memory Care Overview

Memory care is designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. As Alzheimer’s disease or dementia progresses, the level of care and assistance a person requires increases. Many families prefer to keep their loved one home for as long as possible, but some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need more care than you can provide at home. Read more about Memory Care

Cognitive Decline: Five Signs

You’ve noticed that Dad takes longer and longer to do his favorite Sunday crossword puzzle, or that Mom has trouble remembering her grandchildren’s names and ages. These could be signs that your family members are dealing with cognitive decline. It may be tempting to pass these things off as a normal part of aging, but the best thing you can do is acknowledge there may be a problem. Read more about the signs of Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s Overview

While memory loss is part of the normal process of aging, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms that indicate a memory disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. As our population continues to live longer, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s has increased and yet our understanding of it is still quite limited. Read more about Alzheimer’s

Memory Care Checklist: What to Look For

Visiting communities or homes that offer Alzheimer’s and dementia care is an invaluable part of identifying the best option for a loved one suffering from the disease. Whereas choosing an independent living or assisted living community often involves the availability of services and amenities, selecting memory care should be primarily influenced by confidence in the quality of care and interaction seen during tours. View the Dementia Care checklist…

Alzheimer’s Care Costs

Due it’s specialized nature, the cost of Alzheimer’s care can be high and there are many different care options available, some of which are more affordable than others. When considering these options, it is important to know how much you can expect to pay for different types of care settings. Read more about Alzheimer’s Care Costs

Alzheimer’s Care Options

According to a 2009 report generated by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight people aged 65 years or older have Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease and by mid-century, someone will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds. As a growing number of older Americans continue to develop the disease, Alzheimer’s care options will remain a significant priority. Read more about the options for Alzheimer’s Care

Dementia Safety in Your Loved One’s Home

Individuals with memory loss and confusion are at risk of harming themselves because their judgment is impaired, so dementia safety precautions are vital. They may not remember how to use a band aid, go outside without wearing a winter coat or may eat food that has grown moldy. Individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia begin to require supervision in order to be safe. Learn more about Dementia Safety

Alzheimer’s Stages: How to Recognize and Deal with Them

Understanding the typical progression of the Alzheimer’s stages can help caregivers, friends and family members prepare for a senior’s current and future physical and emotional needs, as well as reduce their own anxiety about the future. Read more about the Alzheimer’s Stages

Alzheimer’s Facilities: An Overview

Alzheimer’s facilities are long-term residences for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss. There are several long-term care options that may be appropriate for an Alzheimer’s patient, depending on the stage to which the disease has progressed. Learn more about Alzheimer’s Facilities

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Dementia Care

Dementia care homes are similar are senior living communities but specifically geared toward patients experiencing memory loss. It provides a safe environment for seniors with supervision for the safety of its residents. Learn more about dementia care

Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

Alzheimer’s care facilities, also know as memory care communities, vary in the different level of care options they offer. Seniors facing the early stages of memory loss often reside in an assisted living community before transitioning to an Alzheimer’s care facility. Learn more about Alzheimer’s care facilities

Forgetfulness: It’s Not Always What You Think

Memory lapse is natural to a certain extent, and typically expected with aging. However, it is important to know when these pockets of forgetfulness go well beyond the realm of normal. Learn more about forgetfulness

Activities To Do With Seniors Who Have Dementia

Activities and hobbies that used to be second nature might start to feel fuzzy or distant. This harsh reality can be discouraging for the person suffering from dementia, as well as the friend or loved one who is trying to engage them. The biggest goal when planning any type of activity for seniors with dementia is to make them feel successful. It doesn’t matter if they play the game right or if the activity is even completed, the important thing is that they have fun. Learn more about fun activities

Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Early-onset Alzheimer’s is rare. Occurring in those ages 30 to 60, it represents less than 5 percent of all who have the disease. Most cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s are caused by changes in one of three known genes inherited from a parent. Learn more about Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain which causes the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, damaging the nerve cells which control memory, thinking and speech. Learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be challenging, intimidating, even overwhelming at times but always rewarding. Typically, it’s a family member who takes on the responsibility of providing that care. Learn more about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease…